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Lectures in History: Civil Rights & the “War on Poverty”

President Johnson signs the Economy Opportunity Act of 1964

President Johnson signs the Economy Opportunity Act of 1964

Corvallis, Oregon
Saturday, September 20, 2014

Oregon State University professor Marisa Chappell discusses the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s and the anti-poverty and entitlement programs that were part of President Lyndon Johnson’s “War on Poverty.” She also details the societal attitudes toward impoverished minorities at the time, focusing on the challenges faced by single mothers. 

Updated: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 6:15pm (ET)

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